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About ICF’s Ethics Community of Practice

The International Coaching Federation, ICF, Ethics Community of Practice (CP) is a virtual group of coaches who share best practices, emerging trends, tools, and tips in the area of coaching ethics. The Ethics Community of Practice delivers professional development opportunities … Read more

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Communities of Practice at ICF

The International Coaching Federation provides an amazing, albeit often unknown, resource for members, the Communities of Practice. Learn more at https://learning.coachingfederation.org/professional-development/CommunityofPracticeOverview Currently the Communities of Practice include: Career Coaching – focuses on assisting clients with career/job direction, work/life balance, job … Read more

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Three Phases of Coaching Agreements

An agreement for a coaching relationship is called for in both the Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies of a coach from the International Coaching Federation, ICF. An agreement happens in three phases: An initial conversation with a client … Read more

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Ethics and Competencies work Hand-in-hand

The Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies from the International Coaching Federation, ICF, work hand-in-hand.  If you want to demonstrate coaching competencies it requires being ethical.  If you are ethical, you are applying the coaching competencies. For example, the … Read more

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Additional Learning Options

In addition to coach training and continuing coach education, because many of us are firm believers in being a life-long learned and value additional opportunities, here are resources: Monthly Webinars including many there are free – the Center for Coaching … Read more

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How to Become a Coach

The gold standard for being a coach is membership in the International Coaching Federation (ICF).   The ICF requires 60 hours of training to become a member.  In addition to membership, the ICF offers credentialing – think about it this way: … Read more

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Top 10 Criteria for Selecting Coach Training

What is your top criteria for selecting a coach training program? To help you select the best coach training programs, we asked business leaders and CEOs this question for their best recommendations. From industry expertise and tactical experience to credibility … Read more

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12 Tips for Finding a Coach

What is one tip for finding and hiring a coach? To help you discover the best coach for you, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best advice. From starting with your goals to doing thorough background … Read more

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The New ICF Journey to Becoming a Coach

With ICF changing how coach training is accredited, the journey to becoming a coach is looking different in the future.  Starting in 2022, organizations can only offer ICF-accredited programs that support earning the ACC (Level 1), PCC (Level 2), or … Read more

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New Coach Training Accreditation from ICF

ICF is changing credentialing paths from ACSTH and ACTP to Level 1 and Level 2 respectively.  What does this mean for you? Accredited coach training certificates will continue being honored by the ICF.  That means that all ICF-accredited coach training … Read more

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